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Can javascript open and write to a text file? - windows

rj2046rj2046 Posts: 3Member
I'm looking for a lightweight language to do simple text search / replacement / filtering. I have many years of C /C++ experience and don't relish the thought of installing visual studio. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks!

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  • zibadianzibadian Posts: 6,349Member
    : I'm looking for a lightweight language to do simple text search / replacement / filtering. I have many years of C /C++ experience and don't relish the thought of installing visual studio. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks!
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    Javascript is out of the question. Perhaps VBScript, java or another (non-MS) C++ compiler.
  • anthrax11anthrax11 Posts: 511Member
    : I'm looking for a lightweight language to do simple text search / replacement / filtering. I have many years of C /C++ experience and don't relish the thought of installing visual studio. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks!
    :

    As far as I know, JS can`t do file handling because of security issues. However, you might find Python appropriate for this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_(programming_language)
  • rj2046rj2046 Posts: 3Member
    : : I'm looking for a lightweight language to do simple text search / replacement / filtering. I have many years of C /C++ experience and don't relish the thought of installing visual studio. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks!
    : :
    : Javascript is out of the question. Perhaps VBScript, java or another (non-MS) C++ compiler.
    :

    thank you for your reply
  • rj2046rj2046 Posts: 3Member
    : : I'm looking for a lightweight language to do simple text search / replacement / filtering. I have many years of C /C++ experience and don't relish the thought of installing visual studio. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks!
    : :
    :
    : As far as I know, JS can`t do file handling because of security issues. However, you might find Python appropriate for this:
    : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_(programming_language)
    :
    thank you for your help
  • gimmelgimmel Posts: 1Member
    : I'm looking for a lightweight language to do simple text search / replacement / filtering. I have many years of C /C++ experience and don't relish the thought of installing visual studio. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks!
    :
    ACtually You can store anything you need in cookies and put them to expire in something like a year or two years or never, JavaScript is a cool tool for lighweight programming and testing of code, mainly because you'll need nothing to start, no compiler no IDE, nothing as for reading you can allways use streaming HTTP or read it as an open document...
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